WECU donates more than $12,000 to local non-profits

During the fourth quarter of 2008, Whatcom Educational Credit Union donated more than $12,000 to local non-profits.

The non-profits receiving the donations include Whatcom Day Academy, Sustainable Connections, Ferndale Food Bank, Sumas Youth & Community Services, GRADS Teen Parent Program, Bellingham/Whatcom Project Homeless Connect, and the Center for Local Self-Reliance, Kids' Council NW. In total, the donations reached $12,105.

The Social Responsibility Committee oversees WECU's monetary donations and participation in volunteer projects. WECU's Social Responsibility Committee supports education, health and community-related projects, actively seeking those that address acute community concerns such as violence, homelessness and drug abuse.

For information on submission deadlines or donation applications visit

With more than 56,000 members, WECU is Whatcom County's largest member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, serving all residents of Whatcom County.

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